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Eruvin 66: Non-Jews on the Courtyard

What it means to negate other people’s ability to carry within an eruv chatzerot – how that happens, when one potential participant in the cooperative doesn’t join, whether out of spite or simply not being Jewish, for example, and the range in between. Note that these cases are indeed practical – “real world halakhah,” more so than the theoretical expansion of policy. The goal becomes circumventing the person who is inherently present in the cooperative, but can’t actually participate in it, and therefore nullifies everyone’s ability to make an eruv and carry. Some practical cases, which also being to the fire the teacher/student relationship between R. Yosef and Abaye (again). Also, a person can negate or nullify his own property rights for carrying, which can make all the difference in these cases – where the possibility of establishing an eruv exists. Similarly, if you could prohibit others from using the property… that’s where the ability to negate your ownership rights kick in.


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Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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